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Five officials under fire for land grabs

A judge, a deputy prosecutor, two high-ranking-military officials and a district land management official have had a complaint filed against them for alleged corruption, abuse of power and grabbing six hectares of land in Oddar Meanchey province in 2016. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797742/five-officials-under-fire-for-land-grabs/

Court to rule on sanctuary landgrab cases

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has set tentative dates in December this year to announce the verdicts for three separate wildlife sanctuary land grab cases, which happened last year. Provincial court spokeswoman Chum Kaniya said on December 10 that the court’s investigating judge had heard ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-rule-sanctuary-landgrab-cases

Mondulkiri Bunong community seeks return of forest land

More than 200 indigenous Bunong families in Mondulkiri province have asked authorities to retrieve 5ha of community forest land they claim had been secretly stolen from them by speculators. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-bunong-community-seeks-return-forest-land

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Three sentenced in O Meanchey land row

Three people involved in a land dispute with a major general were sentenced to one year in prison and fined four million riel ($1,000) after the Oddar Meanchey provincial court found them guilty of trying to grab 600ha in Anlong Veng district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-sentenced-o-meanchey-land-row

Police officer jailed over 41-hectare land grab

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged and jailed a senior police officer for allegedly clearing and encroaching about 41 hectares of protected forestland in the province.   ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770641/police-officer-jailed-over-41-hectare-land-grab/

Environment ministry looks into illegal posts in M’kiri sanctuary

The Ministry of Environment is investigating a group that erected more than 50 stone and wooden posts and built fences on State land in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-looks-illegal-posts-mkiri-sanctuary

Online publisher arrested over land grab

Police in Mondulkiri province on Tuesday arrested a local online publisher accused of encroaching on government protected land and drug use. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766062/online-publisher-arrested-over-land-grab/

Oral sanctuary land grab thwarted

Kampong Speu provincial police and NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean stopped nearly 100 people from grabbing more than 200ha illegally in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the Trapaing Thmea village in Oral district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oral-sanctuary-land-grab-thwarted

More than 40 huts demolished and four arrested over land grabs

Preah Sihanouk authorities and park rangers yesterday dismantled more than 40 illegally-built huts and arrested four people suspected of clearing forestland in a national park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749580/more-than-40-huts-demolished-and-four-arrested-over-land-grabs/

Government to investigate illegal Mondulkiri land grabs

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng issued a directive on Thursday establishing an inter-ministerial working group to study illegal forest land occupation and encroachment of protected areas in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-investigate-illegal-mondulkiri-land-grabs

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